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Car Drives Into House

Mrs R was laid in bed at home relaxing when all of a sudden she heard a loud bang she came downstairs to investigate and found that a car had driven into the garden wall and had also hit the window of the house. Brearleys submitted a claim to the third party insurer’s on behalf …

SEPARATION AGREEMENTS AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

Not everyone is ready to divorce when they separate, but still need to deal with and protect themselves in respect of the financial consequences of the breakdown of their marriage. This can be done by entering into what is a called a ‘Separation Agreement’ which is a formal document setting out the agreement reached in …

Annual Leave Use It or Loose It

In a recent case it was decided that a worker does not automatically lose the accrued right to be paid annual leave because of a failure to ask for it, which means that even though the leave may not be requested, it will still accrue. This has important implications for the use it or lose …

January Divorce Special Offer

January sees divorce rates spike throughout the UK and as a result of this we have a special offer with fixed fee divorces starting at only £275.00 plus VAT throughout January. Once Christmas is over, children return to school and new year’s resolutions are made, but for many it is also an end to their …

CONSENT ORDER DURING DIVORCE – WHY ITS BETTER TO HAVE ONE THAN NOT!

If you are going through divorce proceedings you almost certainly will come across the term ‘consent order’ or “statement of information for a Consent Order” at some point, but what exactly does it mean? The term ‘consent order’ can refer to any type of court order agreed by the parties, for example an order setting …

Leasehold …. more than meets the eye

As more apartment blocks are built in England and Wales more people will be buying a property on a leasehold basis . This means usually that the property will come with certain restrictions that must be checked very carefully. It is also very important that the yearly cost of management fees and other potential fees …

Parental Alienation

Post-separation, there can be bitter feeling amongst the parties, where there are children involved this may lead to one parent attempting to alienate the other. While there is no single definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services (CAFCASS) recognise parental alienation as when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is …

Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Campaign

Brearley’s Solicitors are pleased to announce that all six of our offices have been approved as drop off points for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Campaign. Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty. It is a heart breaking thought, but there are thousands of children …

Employment Law

It is a commonly held view that the right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing allows you to take a family member or a friend to such a meeting. This is not the case. A worker has the right to choose any companion to attend a disciplinary hearing as long as they are either …

Great Feedback for Emma Ingram

Emma Ingram who works in our Private Client Department at our Brighouse office has received some excellent feedback from some of her clients. "Advice that was given was suited to our requirements and Brearleys were very patient with us as we deliberated over some of the legal aspects." "I have had two legal appointments with …